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Officials plead Biden for help with Point Roberts

In back to back appeals, both U.S. senator Patty Murray and governor Jay Inslee have asked President Joe Biden to personally intervene and allow the border in Point Roberts to be open to vaccinated … more

Lawsuit alleging November 2020 election fraud filed in Whatcom County

Three Whatcom County residents and nonprofit Washington Election Integrity Coalition United (WEiCU) recently filed a lawsuit alleging Whatcom County auditor Diana Bradrick and Whatcom County … more

National Night Out returns October 5

National Night Out, an annual parade celebrating first responders’ work keeping the Birch Bay community safe, will take over the streets Tuesday, October 5. “We appreciate all of the … more

WSDA eradicates fourth Asian giant hornet nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) eradicated the fourth Asian giant hornet nest found in the U.S. September 23. The nest was found nearly 20 feet up in an alder tree in east Blaine, … more

Soccer and volleyball pick up back-to-back losses, Lynden Christian game canceled

Blaine High School’s girls soccer and volleyball teams lost consecutive games this past week, while positive Covid-19 cases for the Borderites and opponents caused changes to the football … more

Thanksgiving basket registration begins Friday

The Community Assistance Program (CAP) is once again putting turkey on local residents’ plates by providing Thanksgiving meal baskets for families needing financial assistance. Registration for … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 28

Covid-19 case rates have decreased in all school district areas in Whatcom County in the past week, except for Meridian, which stayed the same. Blaine school district had the second highest case rate … more

Inslee extends eviction moratorium bridge for state residents through October

Governor Jay Inslee announced September 23 Washington’s eviction moratorium bridge will be extended until the end of October to allow counties time to get relief funds to renters. The bridge … more

Ways to make cleaning up leaves easier

One of the easiest ways to clean up leaves is to reach for a lawn mower rather than a rake. Autumn is marked by colorful foliage and plummeting temperatures. Once those leaves reach peak color, … more

Sheriff's Reports, September 30-October 6, 2021

Sep. 18, 12:31 p.m.: Traffic hazard on Bay Road. Sep. 18, 6:07 p.m.: Suspicious person on Masterson Road. Sep. 18, 10:10 p.m.: Fireworks on Henley Street. Sep. 19, 4:22 a.m.: Suspicious … more

Blaine Police Department Reports: September 30-October 6, 2021

Sep. 18, 1:14 a.m.: Suspicious circumstance report on B Street. Sep. 18, 8:09 p.m.: Parking problem on Ludwick Avenue. Sep. 19, 1:39 a.m.: Physical dispute report on G Street. Sep. 19, 4:33 … more

Obituary: Sylvia Umbaugh

Sylvia Joan Umbaugh February 11, 1938 - September 10, 2021   Sylvia Joan Umbaugh (Kershaw) was born February 11, 1938 to Eva Kershaw in Liverpool, England and passed away Friday, … more

Letters to The Editor: September 30-October 6, 2021

The Editor: I just knew when I saw the photo of Kari Connors who just won an international cat-grooming award, that the representative cat posing with her is Eightball, one of my … more

Webinars offered to help commerce border relief program applicants

Two webinars to guide prospective applicants for the latest aid to small businesses will take place in the near-future. The commerce border relief program will offer grants to customer-facing … more

State grants announced for border town businesses

Blaine businesses may soon see some state relief, thanks to a new Washington state Department of Commerce grant program aimed at small businesses along the U.S./Canada border. Businesses have two … more

Blaine school board asks county officials to listen to parents against mask and vaccine mandates

In a letter sent September 7 to Whatcom County elected representatives, the Blaine school board requested county officials listen to community members against the state’s mask and vaccination … more

Rick Steves brings the joy of travel to Blaine

Travel writer and T.V. personality Rick Steves highlights Blaine in the second video of a three-video series where he explores Whatcom County. In the four-minute episode, titled “Extremely … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 18

Covid-19 case rates have decreased in all school district areas in Whatcom County in the past week, the first time they’ve done so since Covid-19 cases started increasing in late July due to … more

Vaccination rates among PeaceHealth workers in Whatcom County

With less than a month before governor Jay Inslee’s October 18 deadline for all state employees and healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated, about 95 percent of PeaceHealth employees in … more
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